Comic Potential

By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Doug Instenes

The play is set in the not-too-distant future, and begins in a TV studio, where a soap opera is being filmed with robot actors. One of the “actoids,” Jacie, appears to be malfunctioning, because she’s revealing a sense of humor and other human qualities. An aspiring (human) writer, Adam, recognizes her creativity and wants to build a series around her. The studio, owned by Adam’s uncle, will not hear of it. Adam’s growing affection for the charming robot adds complications and laughs.

Produced by Racine Theatre Guild at Racine Theatre Guild Auditorium, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine

Performances: September 9-25, 2011

Performance Times: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Also 9/17 at 2 p.m., 9/18 at 7 p.m., 9/22 at 7 p.m., 9/24 at 4 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $13-17

Call 262-633-4218 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


There are five roles for adult (18+) women and five for adult men of various ages. Every role is open. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available in advance and may be checked out of the box office with payment of a refundable deposit.

Anyone interested in auditioning should report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, June 6, or Tuesday, June 7, entering through the Guild’s lobby doors. Appointments are not being taken. The Racine Theatre Guild is a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue (Highway 38) in Racine.

For further information, call the box office at 262-633-4218, visit RTG on the Web at, or stop by any weekday between noon and 6 p.m.